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Report Stage Proceedings: 2nd June 2008                  

523

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  128

 

Page  60,  line  41  [Clause  116],  leave out ‘an interest in’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  129

 

Page  60,  line  42  [Clause  116],  leave out ‘interest’ and insert ‘land’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  130

 

Page  61,  line  8  [Clause  116],  after ‘undertakers’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

which are deemed to be statutory undertakers for the purposes of that Act,

 

by virtue of another enactment;

 

(b)    

’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  131

 

Page  61,  line  18  [Clause  117],  leave out from ‘applies’ to end of line 20.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  132

 

Page  61,  line  34  [Clause  117],  leave out from beginning to end of line 35.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  133

 

Page  61,  line  38  [Clause  118],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

This section does not apply in a case to which section 119 applies.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  134

 

Page  61,  line  41  [Clause  118],  leave out from ‘unless’ to end of line 3 on page 62

 

and insert ‘the Secretary of State—

 

(a)    

is satisfied that subsection (3) or (5) applies, and

 

(b)    

issues a certificate to that effect.’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  135

 

Page  62,  line  10  [Clause  118],  leave out subsection (4).

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  136

 

Page  62,  line  13  [Clause  118],  leave out ‘209.03’ and insert ‘200’.


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  137

 

Page  62,  line  18  [Clause  118],  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

If the Secretary of State proposes to issue a certificate under subsection (2), the

 

Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

give notice of the proposal or direct the person who applied for the order

 

granting development consent to do so, and

 

(b)    

give any persons interested in the proposal an opportunity to make

 

representations about the proposal.

 

(5B)    

The Secretary of State may also cause a public local inquiry to be held in relation

 

to the proposal.

 

(5C)    

The Secretary of State may issue the certificate only after considering—

 

(a)    

any representations made about the proposal, and

 

(b)    

if an inquiry has been held under subsection (5B), the report of the person

 

who held the inquiry.

 

(5D)    

Notice under subsection (5A)(a) must be given in such form and manner as the

 

Secretary of State may direct.

 

(5E)    

If the Secretary of State issues a certificate under subsection (2), the Secretary of

 

State must—

 

(a)    

publish in one or more local newspapers circulating in the locality in

 

which the order land is situated a notice in the prescribed form that the

 

certificate has been given, or direct the person who applied for the order

 

granting development consent to do so, and

 

(b)    

in a case where a Panel or the Council is the decision-maker, notify the

 

Commission that the certificate has been given, or direct the person who

 

applied for the order granting development consent to do so.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  138

 

Page  62,  line  26  [Clause  118],  leave out subsection (7).

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  139

 

Page  62,  line  28  [Clause  118],  leave out from ‘“common”’ to end of line 33 and

 

insert ‘, “fuel or field garden allotment” and “open space” have the same meanings as in

 

section 19 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981;’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  140

 

Page  62,  line  45  [Clause  119],  leave out ‘relevant’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  141

 

Page  62,  line  45  [Clause  119],  after ‘applies’, insert ‘by the creation of a new right

 

over land’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  142

 

Page  62,  line  45  [Clause  119],  leave out from ‘unless’ to end of line 5 on page 63

 

and insert ‘the Secretary of State—

 

(a)    

is satisfied that one of subsections (3) to (6) applies, and


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

issues a certificate to that effect.’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  143

 

Page  63,  line  18  [Clause  119],  leave out subsection (5).

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  144

 

Page  63,  line  21  [Clause  119],  leave out ‘209.03’ and insert ‘200’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  145

 

Page  63,  line  27  [Clause  119],  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

If the Secretary of State proposes to issue a certificate under subsection (2), the

 

Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

give notice of the proposal or direct the person who applied for the order

 

granting development consent to do so, and

 

(b)    

give any persons interested in the proposal an opportunity to make

 

representations about the proposal.

 

(6B)    

The Secretary of State may also cause a public local inquiry to be held in relation

 

to the proposal.

 

(6C)    

The Secretary of State may issue the certificate only after considering—

 

(a)    

any representations made about the proposal, and

 

(b)    

if an inquiry has been held under subsection (6B), the report of the person

 

who held the inquiry.

 

(6D)    

Notice under subsection (6A)(a) must be given in such form and manner as the

 

Secretary of State may direct.

 

(6E)    

If the Secretary of State issues a certificate under subsection (2), the Secretary of

 

State must—

 

(a)    

publish in one or more local newspapers circulating in the locality in

 

which the order land is situated a notice in the prescribed form that the

 

certificate has been given, or direct the person who applied for the order

 

granting development consent to do so, and

 

(b)    

in a case where a Panel or the Council is the decision-maker, notify the

 

Commission that the certificate has been given, or direct the person who

 

applied for the order granting development consent to do so.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  146

 

Page  63,  line  29  [Clause  119],  leave out ‘relevant’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  147

 

Page  63,  line  29  [Clause  119],  after ‘applies’, insert ‘by the creation of a new right

 

over land’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  148

 

Page  63,  line  38  [Clause  119],  leave out subsection (8).


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  149

 

Page  63,  line  41  [Clause  119],  leave out ‘118’ and insert ‘19 of the Acquisition of

 

Land Act 1981’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  150

 

Page  63,  line  44  [Clause  119],  leave out ‘relevant’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  151

 

Page  63,  line  46  [Clause  119],  leave out from beginning to end of line 47.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  152

 

Page  64,  line  13  [Clause  120],  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

An order granting development consent may include any other provision

 

applying in relation to Crown land, or rights benefiting the Crown, only if the

 

appropriate Crown authority consents to the inclusion of the provision.

 

(3)    

The reference in subsection (2) to rights benefiting the Crown does not include

 

rights which benefit the general public.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of this section “the Crown” includes—

 

(a)    

the Duchy of Lancaster;

 

(b)    

the Duchy of Cornwall;

 

(c)    

the Speaker of the House of Lords;

 

(d)    

the Speaker of the House of Commons;

 

(e)    

the Corporate Officer of the House of Lords;

 

(f)    

the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

That Clause 120 be transferred to the end of line 8 on page 65.

 

                                                        Agreed to

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  153

 

Page  64,  line  20  [Clause  121],  leave out from ‘means’ to end of line and insert—

 

‘—

 

(a)    

in a case where the order granting development consent

 

authorises the compulsory acquisition of a right over land by the

 

creation of a new right, the land over which the right is to be

 

exercisable;

 

(b)    

in any other case where the order granting development consent

 

authorises the compulsory acquisition of land, the land

 

authorised to be compulsorily acquired;’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  154

 

Page  64,  line  21  [Clause  121],  leave out from ‘means’ to end of line 22 and


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

insert—

 

‘—

 

(a)    

in a case where the order granting development consent

 

authorises the compulsory acquisition of a right over land by the

 

creation of a new right, the person for whose benefit the order

 

authorises the creation of the right;

 

(b)    

in any other case where the order granting development consent

 

authorises the compulsory acquisition of land, the person

 

authorised by the order to compulsorily acquire the land.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  155

 

Page  64,  line  43  [Clause  121],  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

in a case where the order granting development consent authorises the

 

compulsory acquisition of a right over land by the creation of a new right,

 

describing the right,’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  156

 

Page  65,  line  2  [Clause  121],  after ‘authorising’, insert ‘the compulsory acquisition

 

of a right over the land by the creation of a right over it or (as the case may be)’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  157

 

Page  65,  line  13  [Clause  122],  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

The following provisions of this section apply if—

 

(a)    

an order granting development consent makes provision for the

 

acquisition of land, compulsorily or by agreement,

 

(b)    

the order extinguishes a public right of way over the land, and

 

(c)    

the right of way is not a right enjoyable by vehicular traffic.

 

(3)    

The order granting development consent may not provide for the right of way to

 

be extinguished from a date which is earlier than the date on which the order is

 

published.

 

(4)    

Subsection (5) applies if—

 

(a)    

the order granting development consent extinguishes the right of way

 

from a date (“the extinguishment date”) which is earlier than the date on

 

which the acquisition of the land is completed, and

 

(b)    

at any time after the extinguishment date it appears to the appropriate

 

authority that the proposal to acquire the land has been abandoned.

 

(5)    

The appropriate authority must by order direct that the right is to revive.

 

(6)    

“The appropriate authority” is—

 

(a)    

if the order granting development consent was made by a Panel or the

 

Council, the Commission;

 

(b)    

in any other case, the Secretary of State.

 

(7)    

Nothing in subsection (5) prevents the making of a further order extinguishing the

 

right of way.’.


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Not called  4

 

Page  65,  line  22  [Clause  124],  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

An order granting development consent may include provision authorising an

 

electric line to be kept installed above ground only if the decision-maker is

 

satisfied that no person will be exposed to any risk to their health arising from

 

exposure to electric and magnetic fields with a frequency of between 30 and 300

 

Hertz.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  158

 

Page  65,  line  39  [Clause  126],  leave out ‘proposed’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  159

 

Page  66,  line  2  [Clause  126],  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  160

 

Page  66,  line  8  [Clause  126],  after ‘construction’, insert ‘or improvement’.

 


 

New Clauses and amendments to clauseS relating to Part 8

 

The relevant local planning authority

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Added  NC27

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

 

(2)    

The relevant local planning authority in relation to any land is the local planning

 

authority for the area in which the land is situated.

 

    

This is subject to subsections (3) to (5).

 

(3)    

Subsections (4) and (5) apply if the land is in an area for which there is both a

 

district planning authority and a county planning authority.

 

(4)    

If any of the relevant development is the construction or alteration of a hazardous

 

waste facility within section 13(1)(o), the relevant local planning authority is the

 

county planning authority.

 

(5)    

In any other case, the relevant local planning authority is the district planning

 

authority.

 

(6)    

“The relevant development” is—

 

(a)    

if the relevant offence is an offence under section 133 or 134(1)(a), the

 

development referred to in section 133(1) or 134(1)(a);

 

(b)    

if the relevant offence is an offence under section 134(1)(b), the

 

development to which the order granting development consent

 

mentioned in section 134(1)(b) relates.


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

(7)    

“The relevant offence” is the offence by reference to which a provision of this

 

Part confers a function on a local planning authority.’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  165

 

Page  68,  line  25  [Clause  134],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Subsection (1) is subject to sections [Deemed consent under section 34 of the

 

Coast Protection Act 1949](4) and [Deemed licences under Part 2 of the Food

 

and Environment Protection Act 1985](4).’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  167

 

Page  68,  line  32  [Clause  135],  leave out from ‘133’ to end of line 5 on page 69 and

 

insert ‘or 134 after the end of—

 

(a)    

the relevant 4-year period, or

 

(b)    

if subsection (3) applies, the extended period.

 

(2)    

The “relevant 4-year period” means—

 

(a)    

in the case of an offence under section 133, the period of 4 years

 

beginning with the date on which the development was substantially

 

completed;

 

(b)    

in the case of an offence under section 134, the period of 4 years

 

beginning with the later of—

 

(i)    

the date on which the development was substantially completed,

 

and

 

(ii)    

the date on which the breach or failure to comply occurred.

 

(3)    

This subsection applies if during the relevant 4-year period—

 

(a)    

an information notice has been served under section 140, or

 

(b)    

an injunction has been applied for under section 144.

 

(4)    

The “extended period” means the period of 4 years beginning with—

 

(a)    

the date of service of the information notice, if subsection (3)(a) applies;

 

(b)    

the date of the application for the injunction, if subsection (3)(b) applies;

 

(c)    

the later (or latest) of those dates, if both paragraphs (a) and (b) of

 

subsection (3) apply.’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  168

 

Page  69,  line  8  [Clause  136],  leave out ‘if a’ and insert ‘in relation to any land if the

 

relevant’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  169

 

Page  69,  line  10  [Clause  136],  leave out ‘any’ and insert ‘the’.


 
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